October is one more yellow leaf as I turn to embrace the end of year

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Dark as the night, as clouds that form around what begs to be seen
I am the goddess of sleep and dreams
I am ripples that form in quiet lakes of green
where kisses linger beneath the moon in the backseat
and laughter echoes in the morning,
deny you may but the soul is aware of what the body refuses to admit
it conceals its deepest desires
but in truth indulges as though giving in to the ferocity of cloudburst,
to the redundancy of roses,
every second Samhain I transform along with others
into a swan
feel the end of harvest season drawing to a close
and winter emerge as the somber half of the year, as the world honors
deceased ancestors–
fleeting is time,
its weight balanced upon rock-ribbed, pearl white wings
I am softer sighs made bittersweet by what remains beyond power,
what’s believed to be,
as water wise beckons me to listen and share a few stories.

 

 

Photo credits: Mythical goddesses by Katrina Taule, Pinterest

Posted for Weekend Challenge @ Real Toads

34 thoughts on “October is one more yellow leaf as I turn to embrace the end of year

  1. Kerry says:

    every second Samhain I transform along with others
    into a swan
    feel the end of harvest season drawing to a close..

    Such a beautifully poetic inclination to turn into a swan. I love this poem.

  2. Kim M. Russell says:

    Wonderful title, amazing poem, Sanaa! I love the lines:
    ‘I am the goddess of sleep and dreams
    I am ripples that form in quiet lakes of green
    where kisses linger beneath the moon in the backseat’
    and the phrases:
    ‘ferocity of cloudburst’ and ‘redundancy of roses’.

  3. Rommy says:

    I’ll bet the dream goddess has some amazing stories to tell to. I’d follow the water’s advice and sit to listen to a few of them.

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So much to love with a goddess like this… love also how you treat it with a balance between danger and softness… we are beckoned both to fear and to love such a goddess.

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